Technical Animator (UE5)

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May 25, 2023
Full Time

Dreamlit Games is seeking a Technical Animator with advanced proficiency in Unreal Engine 5 to join our team in developing our ambitious open-world game, Towers of Aghasba. This position requires an individual with a strong technical understanding of Inverse Kinematics (IK), Control Rig, Animation Sub Layer Instances, and an aptitude for C++. The ideal candidate will act as the bridge between animation and programming, ensuring that our characters interact realistically within the game world.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and optimise character IK setups, animation trees, and Control Rigs for real-time game assets using Unreal Engine 5.
  • Utilize Animation Sub Layer Instances for nondestructive animation workflows and modular setups.
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering and design teams to incorporate IK, Control Rig, and animation systems into gameplay mechanics.
  • Create and maintain animation state machines and blend trees to manage character animations.
  • Provide technical solutions to enhance animation workflows and pipelines.
  • Debug and resolve character animation, rigging, and Control Rig setup issues.
  • Engage in code and technical reviews to uphold high-quality animation standards.



  • 3+ years of experience in technical animation for games, specifically using Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • Proven expertise in implementing complex IK solutions and locomotion systems for quadrupeds and multiple-legged creatures of varying scales, capable of navigating organic terrain convincingly.
  • Good understanding of C++ and its applications in Unreal Engine.
  • Familiarity with animation tools and middleware such as Maya, MotionBuilder.



  • Experience working on post-launch updates and maintenance for a game title.
  • Experience in a fully remote work environment.
  • Experience working with creatures at a scale comparable to games like Shadow of the Colossus is strongly desired.


If you fulfill the requirements and have the necessary skills, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. As a key contributor to our creative team, you will use your technical animation skills to create an immersive and realistic game experience in the world of Towers.

Note: Please link portfolio that showcases your animation implementation work.


Dreamlit is a small, but ambitious indie studio started in 2020. We're a fully remote team that is spread all around the world! Our immensely talented and passionate DREAM team is committed to building an incredible open-world experience while maintaining a positive and healthy work culture!

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Towers of Aghasba is an open-world fantasy experience where players must balance between constructing bustling villages for their growing tribe and nurturing beautiful ecosystems of otherworldly plant life. Express your creativity by developing your island however you’d like, explore the whimsical land of Aghasba, and connect with friends to show off your unique world!

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